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New Opportunity for CGS members

Released: Tuesday 25th February 2014 at 15:04

The Contemporary Glass Society and National Glass Centre create a new showcase for contemporary glass

Two of the UK’s top glass organisations have joined together to create a new contemporary glass showcase featuring the work of CGS members.  A special display case in the lower foyer entrance at National Glass Centre will be dedicated to a year-long display of a wide variety of glass made by members of the Contemporary Glass Society.

From Spring 2014 to Spring 2015, the work of sixteen artists will be put on show in this prominent area of the Centre, with a total of eight showcases each displaying two CGS members’ work for a six week period. The work will be a vibrant and varied range of sculptural, decorative and functional pieces, and they will all be available for sale - a fantastic opportunity to own a piece of unique and handcrafted contemporary glass by both well known and up and coming makers.

This is not the first time these two organisations have worked together. In 2014 CGS staged a major international conference, ‘Glass Skills: exploring the fusion of art and technique’ at National Glass Centre. The conference was a great success and cemented the Centre as a national hub for contemporary glass.  This new collaboration is just the beginning of a commitment by both groups to work together to bring this magical medium to the widest audience possible.

 Visitors to the Centre will be able to see the CGS showcase from April 2014.

To take part, CGS members are invited to submit 3 images of work and a completed application form to the CGS administrator at  The application form, together with all details and specifications are available on the CGS website

 The deadline for submissions by artists is 4 March 2014. 

 Want to take part but don’t have CGS membership? Membership is available from £30 via – or contact


Any questions? For the CGS contact or 01379 741120. For National Glass Centre contact Izzy Macdonald-Booth on 0191 515 5501/5524.





Notes to the editor

The Contemporary Glass Society (CGS) is widely regarded as the foremost organisation in the UK for promoting and encouraging cutting edge glass and glass-makers within the wider art world.


National Glass Centre

National Glass Centre is the UK’s centre for national excellence in glass, supporting research, teaching, production, exhibition and enjoyment of contemporary glass. Visitors can learn how to make glass, watch glass being made, view exhibitions inspired by glass and find out about Sunderland’s links with this extraordinary material.




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